If the dems didn't hound Palin out of office she would have served out her term in relative obscurity. As it turned out, she got mad, became a "national organizer" (as opposed to a "community organizer") who gets wild crowds at rallys and has been a major pain for the dems ever since. The Palin-backed candidates have always won, knocking-off incumbents as well as unknowns. Just wait till November..."she can see November from her house..." So who came out ahead, the dems who chased Palin out of office, or Palin, who makes $millions and is a political kingmaker (or queenmaker for Nikki Haley in SC). I think she owes the dems a 'thank you' card at very least.